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2017 School Counselor Summer Institute

June 23, 2017: Eastern Washington—Spokane
June 29, 207: Western Washington—Olympia

The School Counselor Summer Institutes will be June 23 in Spokane and June 29 in Olympia. These technical assistance conferences for elementary, middle, and high school counselors and other interested educators will provide information and updates on a variety of topics from agency program leads. Topics will include mental health, integrated student services, equity analytics, school safety, reengagement programs, truancy, college admissions, financial aid, implementation of graduation requirements and High School & Beyond Plan, student support resources, including suicide prevention and more.

Registration information will be coming by late April on OSPI Counselor Listserv "News and More for School Counselors". The Olympia June 29 registration will be at the WSCA website and the June 23 Spokane registration will be at the ESD 101 website.

GATE Monthly Webinars

OSPI Graduation- A Team Effort (GATE) is conducting a monthly webinar series on best practices in relation to the OSPI performance indicators, such as chronic absenteeism, behavior, 9th grade failure, post-graduation enrollment and graduation. ( Register Each webinar is 10:00 – 11:00.

    September 14, 2016
    October 12, 2016
    November 9, 2016
    December 14, 2016
    January 11, 2017
    February 8, 2017
    March 8, 2017
    April 12, 2017
    May 10, 2017

OSPI/WSAC Wednesday Webinars for School Counselors

OSPI and WA Student Achievement Council will host monthly webinars specifically designed for school counselors. Topics and registration will be posted soon on OSPI Counselor Listserve, “News and More for School Counselors”. Each webinar is 10:30 – 11:30.

    October 19, 2016
    November 1, 2016
    December 7, 2016
    January 25, 2017
    February 22,, 2017
    March 22, 2017
    April 26, 2017
    May 24, 2017

Contact Danise Ackelson, 360-725-4967.


What’s New and Updated Information

OSPI WA Council Fall Counselor Workshop 2016 Presentation

Stay connected — go to Email Updates and subscribe to our popular News and More for School Counselors. Our listserv and newsletter will feature upcoming professional learning opportunities, and connect school counselors with resources that support guidance and counseling programs.

   Updated 3/31/2017

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